Development of Computer-Aided
Face-Fit Evaluation Methods - FY10
- Establish up-to-date respirator fit-test panels and test headforms to be incorporated into the national and ISO standards
- Develop an anthropometric database of Asian workers
- Investigate the correlation between 3 -D parameters and face fit
- ISO TC94 SC15 WG1 PG5
- 29 CFR Part 1910.134
- Texas Tech University
- Canada National Research Council
- Respirator Users
- Develop an anthropometric survey detailing the face size distributions of respirator users using both traditional measurement methods and three-dimensional (3-D) scanning systems
- Investigate the extent to which facial features can predict respirator fit and protection
- Develop respirator fit test panels using the traditional bivariate approach and the principal component analysis (PCA)
- Develop test head forms
- Q1 Complete the manuscript on facial anthropometric differences.
- Q2 Draft a manuscript for the development of Chinese head forms.
- Q3 Complete shape analyses the 3-D scan data.
- Q4 Draft an abstract for AIHce 2011 and complete investigation of the association between fit and 3-D shape parameters.
- Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (13)
- Presentations at conferences (20)
- Standards committee meetings & public meetings (10)
- The techniques and methods developed in this study resulted in the ability of manufacturers to design respirators with improved face-fitting characteristics
- Fit Test Panel and head forms incorporated in respirator testing and certification and ISO standards